I am calling these cookies “breakfast cookies” because I think they are healthier than your average cookie, enough to have for breakfast once in a while.

breakfast cookies, Breakfast Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

I adapted these from a lunch box cookie recipe in Kid Favorites Made Healthy.
Here is what you need:

  • 1/2 cup butter (I like Smart Balance)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed down brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large or extra large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour (if you want to make it even healthier, I bet you could substitute
    whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
breakfast cookies, Breakfast Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Cream butter and peanut butter with mixer, then add sugars and baking soda. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and oats.

breakfast cookies, Breakfast Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Spoon a rounded teaspoonful about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. I gave mine a quick spray with vegetable oil even though the original recipe says ungreased.  Bake for about 8 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven.
Makes about 2 1/2  to 3 dozen.

breakfast cookies, Breakfast Cookies, Joyful Homemaking
breakfast cookies, Breakfast Cookies, Joyful Homemaking
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Breakfast Cookies

Course Cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 32
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (I like Smart Balance)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed down brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large or extra large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour (if you want to make it even healthier (I bet you could substitute)
  • whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats

Instructions

  • Cream butter and peanut butter with mixer, then add sugars and baking soda. Add egg and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour and oats.
  • Spoon a rounded teaspoonful about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. I gave mine a quick spray with vegetable oil even though the original recipe says ungreased.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven.
breakfast cookies, Breakfast Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Hope you enjoy!

10 Comments

  1. See now I would never tell my son that they might be healthy, so he would think I was cool for letting him eat cookies for breakfast. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Margo,
    Now who wouldn’t just love a cookie for breakfast, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. You had me with cookies for breakfast! These look yummy, I think I’m going to have to try them out. Thanks for the recipe.

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